8/17/2015

Have you tried coloring therapy? #secretgarden #adultcoloringbook

I remember when I was a little kid, I used to love to color in my coloring books. I had so many different coloring books and a massive collection of color pencils, crayons, and markers to color them in with. 
As I got older, I just sort of lost interest. I found other ways to occupy my free time. 
About a year ago, I read an article about adult coloring books and how they can help promote relaxation. I thought it sounded interesting, but I never ended up buying one. A company recently asked me to review one, so yes, I wanted it.


The book has around 100 pages of really intricate and beautiful images to color as well as mazes and places to doodle. 
It's unlike any coloring book that I had as a child.
I've been using felt tip pens and gel pens to color with, but you could really use anything you'd like. The pages are thick enough to keep even dark markers from seeping through the page. That is wonderful, in my opinion since I've also used some colorful fine point sharpies on a few of the pages as well. 
I've noticed that I get really carried away while coloring in this book. I color when I'm upset, when I'm bored, when I'm stressed, while I'm nursing, when I'm trying to clear my mind, and even when I can't sleep. I was amazed at first by how relaxing and therapeutic each coloring session ends up being. The end result is a happier, more calm me.
I find myself coloring in it every day now.
Why hadn't I tried this sort of thing before? Well, at least now I know. 
Looks like I'm going to have to stock up on some more of Johanna Basford's coloring books. 
She's quite the artist.

You can purchase your own copy of this book here on Amazon for around $10. You won't be disappointed. 

#adultcoloringbooks

**Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are solely based off of my own experience with the book and in no way influenced.**